Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Clarity of Action

These were action "cheat sheets" I created for myself when I was working on Kim Possible. The idea was to push clarity of action through silhouette. Great crew and learned alot!!


Dik Pose said...

Seems like mission accomplished, they seem clear to me! Thanks for posting those, fun to look at John...

Eren said...

Wow nice poses John! I love that show!!

Bert said...

Just great....I love Kim Possible!!



Stef said...

Beautiful John! great poses, it seems to be a great character to play with, I like the design of it

Smook said...

I know what you also helps you develop a short hand for the character when you board up an episode; helps get the idea down fast and furiously when boarding.

Nice, loose sketches John! You have a knack for action!

Anonymous said...

Do you know what my automatic response is to just about EVERYTHING you post?

*Right-Click; Save As*

Truly inspiring work. Whenever I'm not in the mood to go do the daily quick-sketch for an hour, I just hit up your site and then get my butt back to work.

The Branch (Toronto)

Clarke (Csnyde) said...

fantastically clear and solid poses. I saved them to my reference folder in the hope that I can put them to future use even though I won't be able to do half as good as you have here.

Yathin said...

yours posings looks so easy made, like if it was your own handwriting.

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! You work on Kim Possible!! That's my favourite Disney TV show!! COOL!!

stephen Silver said...

Great sketches john. It was always fun to stop by your work space and see what magic you were drawing.

Anonymous said...

Nice John!

Do you use reference photos for any of these poses?

I've seen some good "action pose" books out there and thinking about getting one.


Dave James said...

Nice John!

Do you use reference photos for any of these poses?

I've seen some good "action pose" books out there and thinking about getting one.


Elliot said...

I only see the show occasionally and it's always very pleasing.
The Kim character looks very much like a friend of mine, but she is never up early enough on a Saturday morning to have a look.

J said...

Nice stuff John. I've been trying to loosen up more, and pages like these help me alot. I really enjoy the tensions you get into the sketches.
good job.

Frank M Hansen said...

This is one of the great things about your work; the clarity of action perfectly mixed with wonderful energy.
Any chance you will be teaching any classes soon?

leatherargento said...

My sister, who is a reading, math, and soon chemistry teacher at a NYC private high school for the learning impaired, and I, a writer (okay, retail employee -- but my heart is only in it when I can get the customers talking -- it's "sketching" for writers) both adore Kim and her frickin' amazing naked mole-rat!!!

She and I totally bond over Kim, and she (also an art history major -- yeah, I'm jealous of her total well-roundedness as a person, too!)keeps me up-to-date on all the fun and well-done in kids' animated series. These sketches are so easily recognizable (even by can't-draw-without-tracing-paper me) as Kim Possible stuff! And so very "whee!" as well!

I find it both thrilling and refreshing that artists who've worked on really big-time stuff for Disney and such will post their sketchbooks for just anyone to look at...

Thank you for your awesome, goofy, monster-filled sketches!

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